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West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua

West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua
Published on April 18, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua — Jason Holder struck a superb maiden first-class and Test century to guide West Indies to a hard-fought draw in the first Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday.

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Jason Holder

The 23-year-old six-footer played a match-saving innings under great pressure to finish 103 not out off 149 balls with 15 fours in 3 1/2 hours. West Indies got support from a crowd of over 9,000 and batted close to 130 overs in their second innings to close on 350-7 after being set 438 to win.

Holder earned the Man-of-the-Match award and shared a resolute seventh-wicket stand of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin, who made 57 off 141 balls. Continue reading

The influence of the DEA in Guyana – 100 kilos of cocaine seized – Dataram arrested

The influence of the DEA in Guyana – 100+ kilos of cocaine seized – Dataram arrested

Dataram

Barry Dataram

A Guyana-born American, who has previously eluded efforts to extradite him to the United States (US) , was Thursday arrested after more than 100 kilos of cocaine and a sum of Guyanese currency were allegedly found in his possession.

He has been identified as Barry “Mogatini” Dataram. Back in 2008-2010, Dataram engaged in several successful legal maneuvers in Guyana’s High Court to prevent him from being extradited to the US to face drug trafficking charges.  Continue reading

US$60M Marriott opening greeted by protest and criticism – video

US$60M Marriott opening greeted by protest

April 17, 2015 | By APNU+AFC boycotts ceremony

By Kiana Wilburg

President Donald Ramotar and Senior Vice President of the Marriot International Inc., Brenda Durham during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Guyana Marriott Hotel.Photo:President Donald Ramotar and Senior Vice President of the Marriot International Inc., Brenda Durham at ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Guyana Marriott Hotel.

Anticipations were high for the much-touted grand opening of the Marriott Hotel at Kingston, the first of its kind in these parts. It was supposed to be a major project initiated by the former administration and now being completed by the Donald Ramotar government.

Ahead of the May 11 general elections, it was expected to be a proud moment. But the expected spectacular event complete with pomp and fanfare fizzled yesterday, falling short of expectations.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers

Jimmy Carter to lead Carter Center observers

APRIL 16, 2015 · BY STABROEK EDITOR ·   COMMENTS

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter who played a pivotal role in spurring electoral reforms that led to free and fair elections in 1992 will be heading the Carter Center observer team to next month’s general elections.

The announcement was made today by the Atlanta, Georgia-based Carter Center. The Center had not mounted observer missions to the 2006 and 2011 elections. Calls were made by the private sector here and others for the Center to mount a mission.

The Carter Center press release issued April 16 follows:  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Scare tactics can lead to serious consequences – commentary

Scare tactics can lead to serious consequences

April 16, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Scare tactics are being used to garner votes during the upcoming elections. This is something that was once done extensively in small communities where landed people wanted to maintain control over the tenants. It was intended to make the people feel that they are better off where they are, that to take any step away from this path would be detrimental to their very existence.

However, as civilisation progressed, the rulers found that it was futile to introduce fear tactics into any election campaign. Of course, as far back as the Second World War, people in the various countries that comprised the allies and the axis forces set about instilling in their peoples the need to fear the other. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 14 April 2015

  • Tax Reform on the cards for APNU/AFC government
  • More Linden promises
  • Human rights important says Party leader
  • Early morning Guyhoc fire leaves 6 homeless
  • Less road deaths reported by police
  • Two persons caught with drugs
  • Sports

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Tax Reform on the cards for APNU/AFC government

Posted: 14 Apr 2015 06:08 PM PDT       Continue reading

In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica – April 2015

In Photos: The US president’s trip to Jamaica
Published on April 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA — Last week, US President Barack Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica, for bilateral meetings with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, a town hall meeting with the Young Leaders of the Americas and a summit with heads of government from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).The White House Blog has released a series of photos of the president’s visit:01_jamaica.jpg

President Barack Obama meets with Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, aboard Air Force One en route to Kingston, Jamaica, April 8, 2015. Rep. Clarke is the child of Jamaican immigrant parents. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Coming to Terms With the American Empire – commentary

Coming to Terms With the American Empire

Geopolitical WeeklyGeopolitical Weekly  – April 14, 2015 | 07:54 GMT  –By George Friedman

“Empire” is a dirty word. Considering the behavior of many empires, that is not unreasonable. But empire is also simply a description of a condition, many times unplanned and rarely intended. It is a condition that arises from a massive imbalance of power. Indeed, the empires created on purpose, such as Napoleonic France and Nazi Germany, have rarely lasted. Most empires do not plan to become one. They become one and then realize what they are. Sometimes they do not realize what they are for a long time, and that failure to see reality can have massive consequences.

World War II and the Birth of an Empire

The United States became an empire in 1945. It is true that in the Spanish-American War, the United States intentionally took control of the Philippines and Cuba. It is also true that it began thinking of itself as an empire, but it really was not. Cuba and the Philippines were the fantasy of empire, and this illusion dissolved during World War I, the subsequent period of isolationism and the Great Depression.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos -13 April 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos -13 April 2015

  • Election Campaign rhetoric heats
  • HIV/AIDS infections on the decline in the Caribbean
  • Dead bodies continue to turn up
  • Hand in hand Insurance offers more services
  • Election Campaign- PPP candidates complain
  • Sports

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Election Campaign rhetoric heats

Posted: 13 Apr 2015 07:09 PM PDT      Continue reading

All our political leaders must embrace the desire for change- commentary

All our political leaders must embrace the desire for change

It is a moot point as to whether the PPP/C recognises this, so intent are they on maintaining the narrative that whatever ills the country might be suffering are the fault of Mr Forbes Burnham (who died in 1985) and the PNC (defeated at the polls in 1992). Indeed, so keen are they to trumpet their success in developing the country during the past 23 years that party apparatchiks like Mr Hydar Ally can speak of “the creation of a modern and broad-based economy,” as in a letter to the editor on Wednesday.   Continue reading

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